Thursday, November 5, 2015

c.p. n.y.

central park basically exceeded my expectations.
i managed to get there on my second to last day because, frankly, i really didn't know what i was in for.
i pictured central park as a cliche, new york go-to-must - but... i get it now.
the changing of leaves, the crisp air, people blowing giant bubbles, coffee-in-hand, curious squirrels... even the tourists (plus much, much more) - all made it quite magical.
and then to find out that our hour and a half walk only took us about a quarter ways of the whole park...
i was completely dumbfounded.
i mean, everyone talked about how big it was and all, but i think what they meant is that it's MASSIVE.

more photos soon to come from the trip.

to trust some more

Monday, November 2, 2015

11 . 02 . 15

not that i am speaking of being in need, 
for i have learned in whatever situation i am to be content.
i know how to be brought low, 
and i know how to abound.
in any and every circumstance, 
i have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, 
abundance and need.
i can do all things through him who strengthens me.
- philippians 4:11-13

Monday, October 12, 2015

struggles of the flesh - vl 1 : easy / teach me

easy / teach me

easy to sit here and wallow in my pain,
easy to let the enemy plant lies into my brain,
easy to unforgive what i already forgave,
even when i know that it's by grace that i've been saved.

oh Lord,
oh Lord, i cry to you,
you see my wicked heart,
but your grace forgave me from the start

oh Lord,
oh Lord, i'm ashamed to even ask,
for you to show me how to love,
when i've refused to look to you above.

teach me,
teach me,
cause it's easy. 

teach me,
teach me,
cause it's easy,
to forget.

i forget.

(to be cont'd...)

photo via: purelikegolddd

Saturday, August 8, 2015

4 months... but really, who's counting.

i couldn't think of a clever ice-breaker, so this'll have to do.
instead of giving you a lengthy, boring run-down of my life the past few months,
allow me to give you the more "significant" details... and then we'll call it a day.
let's take this point-form style.

- i no longer work at wings + horns (though i do miss it there, and the people)
- i work at Westside Church (also the church that i've been attending for 7 years) as the
front desk administrator.
- i booked a flight to new york (!!!) for the end of october. i'll be there for 11 days.
it's been a long time coming for that trip. i am very very very excited.
- i have gone back to my roots of being active and healthy. i train twice a week with my
good friend and trainer, ann, and hit up the gym on my own 3 or 4 other days of the week.
fitness has done a 180 for my body in the way i feel and function.
physically, i feel so alive and strong.

that's all. i promised to keep it short.
going to try to get back into the swing of blogging.
forgive me for the lengthy absence and thanks for your patience.
more to come...

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

food for thought: gain in doubt.

"A faith without some doubts is like a human body with no antibodies in it. People who blithely go through life too busy or indifferent to ask the hard questions about why they believe as they do will find themselves defenseless against either the experience of tragedy or the probing questions of a smart skeptic. A person's faith can collapse almost overnight if she failed over the years to listen patiently to her own doubts, which should only be discarded after long reflection.” 
- Timothy Keller

trench game

i was kindly gifted this trench coat from The Lab a few weeks back..
i figured i'd wear it here and there- mainly in the spring and perhaps in the fall.
but i've been wearing this coat nearly every day, since.
not to mention that it's beige and goes with practically my whole wardrobe,
but it's really just a great, simple, classic piece.

oh ya.
and it has a deep, funky side pocket just in case you need a place to keep your umbrella.


Saturday, February 14, 2015

the truth about love.

today i celebrated "Single's Awareness Day"... with myself.
i later realized that abbreviated it spells "S.A.D."

how cute is that...

but jokes aside i am a content gal.
i've accepted singleness into my life with open arms.
there's really no sense of the whole "wallowing in pity" party.
i've got incredible friends and family who demonstrate love toward me every day.
it's their selflessness, patience, kindness and thoughtfulness that encourage me.
even through our imperfections and flaws. 
through our arguments and things we've said that we wish we could take back.
because there is forgiveness.
and forgiveness stems from love.

who is love?
God is love.
because of Jesus Christ we are dearly loved.
The truest and purest love of all.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

nocturnal workshop | wings + horns || SS'15 || hypebeast

Nocturnal Workshop's SS'15 lookbook on Hypebeast

art direction + styling: myself
model: ben etienne


wings + horns SS'15 lookbook on Hypebeast

photography: alan chan
stylist: tung vo
assistant stylist: myself
model: david pachal

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

memories fade... and so will this dang tan.

Lululemon Lab zip sweater, American Apparel denim button-down, thrifted turtleneck & cross-body bag, Oak+Fort trousers and Nike sneaks.

i'm hizzle home now.
it's not as crappy and cold as i had anticipated- coming from palm spring's hot hot heat.
in fact, i really love our weather goin' on here.
it feels like spring.
i walked around like this today cause a coat was unnecessary.
dropped by Frankie Collective's warehouse to pull some pieces for an upcoming shoot.
hung out with the homie, zach from Nocturnal Workshop.
ventured a bit round town.
now callin' it a day.

Friday, February 6, 2015

cali ~ so far


so far, so great.
it's been a real treat hangin' out here with the folks.
to be perfectly honest i've been lounging on lounging on lounging.
it feels a little too good to be true.
so i'm taking it all in, cause in 2 days it's all over.

immediately as i landed i was greeted by my cute lil momma with birthday balloons
because, technically, that was my actual birth date.
it was such an early flight that i'd woken up still half asleep, grabbed my things,
and left for the airport.
it hadn't even occurred to me that it was my birthday until i saw the balloons.
it was cute- i felt like a kiddy all over again, and for a moment i was a little
embarrassed, but then i figured: screw it. i don't know any of these old farts
(referring to a large population of people in the airport, and palm springs in general).

our first stop: 
in n out. duh.
i know, i know how creative one can get with their "non-so-secret menu" n all.
but i decided to keep it simple. for once.
a burger, fries and a neo shake.
and that did me in.

so far we've also hit up Shield's Date Cafe for date shakes.
... one thing's for sure is i'm a real sucker for shakes.
(you never would have guessed).

joshua tree national park was also a destination we enjoyed. 
i was a silly little girl and figured sandals would be ideal.
so, being the adventurous and sometimes risk-taker i am, i decided to climb up 
some giant rocks in those sandals. 
i had one close call, but thankfully the good Lord kept me safe.
it was fun.
we walked around for a couple hours and then called it a day,
(apparently running back home to catch some rays at the pool was most key on the day agenda).

and that is: cali ~ so far.

tomorrow we are going to LA for... 
you'll never guess... 
i am keen on on it though.
can't wait to hit up the vintage shops on melrose and shops on fairfax.

update y'all once i'm back!